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Robert the second was baptized at Stockport, Cheshire, England on August 18, 1578 and died there on November 12, 1640. On October 8, 1605, he married Katherine Johnson. Katherine was baptized at Manchester Cathedral on February 15, 1574/5 and was buried at Stockport on September 8, 1630. Robert inherited his father's lands and he and Katherine were farmers. Robert's will, dated August 20, 1640, was proved at Chester November 24, 1649 by Robert Hulme, one of the executors, power being reserved to the other executor, Hugh Johnson, whom the testator styles "brother-in-law". By this will, Obadiah Hulme was given as his legacy £10 being dependent on the death, under age, of a younger brother. Robert Hulme bequethed to his son Robert "my estate and interest", etc. "in the messuage in which I now dwell and which has been held," etc. "by my predecessors tyme out of mynd," hoping "my right worshippfull master Edward Cooke, esq. will dale mercifullie with him."

 

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